Thanks for the reply and for the documentation!
So, V = (density * g) [kN/m^3] * 1000 [N/kN] * thickness [m],
and in that case is the unit expected by V in SurfaceLoad N/m^2?
I’m testing it in my file (attached), comparing the calculated total self weight (~96kN) with the results of SupportForces component. However, I’m getting very divergent values, namely 5.9e6 (I’m assuming it’s Newton, equivalent to 5.9e3kN).
Another thing I noticed is that the sum of support forces actually is dependent on the Surface Refinement values (10 >> 5.9e6; 20 >> 1.2e7), shouldn’t it be independent?
About units, IMO units should always be SI, independently of what is commonly used. I say this from having similar problems when using other plugins, e.g. Karamba. In their case, they circumvent the problem by being explicit in all inputs and outputs, but sticking to SI would be an even better solution and avoid a number of problems.
Anyway, besides getting help in making my model work, my intention is not to complain about Kiwi, which in fact I’m enjoying, but rather to potentially contribute to its improvement in future versions.
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